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Collective Farm Woman Melon (25-50 seeds) (OML110) $2.50

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Collective Farm Woman Melon

         
 
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80-85 days. This heirloom from the Ukraine was collected in 1993 by Seed Savers Exchange. Very popular on Island of Krim in the Black Sea. Melons ripen to a yellowish-gold and the white flesh has a very high sugar content, a favorite among heirloom gardeners and growers alike. Ripens early, even in Russia.

 
Collective Farm Woman Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 11
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

90.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
J
Location:
Woodland, WA, United States
Date:
August 29, 2015
          4.0
 
Collective Farm Woman Melon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, Easy to find, bright

What are the cons? None really

Review:

These melons were very delicious. Easy to find amongst the vines because they ripen to a pretty yellow. They grew as well as all the other melons in the garden. I wouldn't say they were significantly early, but one of the first to ripen in my Western Washington garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Doberman
Location:
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Date:
August 19, 2015
          5.0
 
Very nice variety but...
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Resistant to PM, FW

What are the cons? Ripens late, small fruit

Review:

Being originally from Ukraine, where this cultivar was developed, I've eaten a lot of collective farm women (no pun intended). And few times I've grown them myself. And while the variety sold at this web site resembles the original CFW, it doesn't seem to be one. First, the orignal CFW ripens a lot faster than this one. I started the seeds in mid-April in Los Angeles area and the first melons ripened in late August. In Ukraine I direct seeded them in early May and would harvest n July. And at that point they would be quite soft. A few that I just picked in LA (they fell off the stems), were very sweet and aromatic, but crunchy, even after about a week in the house. Other than that, these melons are great. And in my area the powder mildew situation is really bad and the majority of melons (even labeled as disease resistant) just cannot make it through August. And this melon had no signs of any disease. So, I will stick to it even though it is not that CFW from the Motherland...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
garden girl
Location:
Algona, WA, United States
Date:
July 22, 2015
          5.0
 
melons galore
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? fast growing, producing plants

What are the cons? none

Review:

I'm very satisfied with this melon, even though I haven't tasted it fully ripe yet. I picked one today, I'm estimating a couple weeks early, just out of sheer curiosity. I was pleasantly surprised to see almost mature seeds and a taste so good my young boys and I couldn't leave alone. It looks similar to a honeydew inside with a similar mild taste, but very sweet and delicious even not fully ripe. How much more wonderful will they be when they are ripe, I can hardly wait to find out. I've got at least 20 melons probably more. They're growing like crazy. Here in the Seattle area, we have had a hot dry spring and summer so far and I'm sure that has helped. I also started these indoors back in mid spring, then they went to my mini greenhouse, then transplanted to the garden in May.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
SandyW
Location:
Washintgon, NJ, United States
Date:
July 17, 2015
          1.0
 
soooo disappointing
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? the history

What are the cons? did not grow

Review:

I was sooo excited about this melon. My Lithuanian ancestors were collective farmers under communist USSR. I planted this as an homage to them. It did not grow. It barely flowered. It faltered. It is growing in my curcurbit bed and on one side patty pans are straining under the weight of fruit and on the other is growing the hubbard my daughter will enter in the 4H fair despite the ramptant squash bugs we need to squash every day. But the melons. So sadly not doing a darn thing :(

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bulbasaur
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
March 28, 2015
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious fruit, Low maintenan

What are the cons? Small fruit if poor conditions

Review:

Grew these in large pots in Western Washingon last year. All of the seeds I planted sprouted. This area is known for it's rain but the last few summers have been *very* dry. The melons grew well but due to limited space (because they were in pots) and inconsistent watering, the melons only grew to about baseball size. I think they are supposed to be bigger. Still, despite the size, they were freaking delicious - like a sweeter, crisper honeydew - and they smelled amazing. Also, they continued to grow and try to produce melons until mid fall, so if you take proper care of them, you might get a very good harvest. I intend to take better care of them this year and I'm looking forward to seeing the results. Highly, highly recommended!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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